Battagram District

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Battagram District
ضلع بټګرام
District & Town
Beautiful Battagram.jpg
Location of Battagram District (highlighted in yellow)
Location of Battagram District (highlighted in yellow)
Coordinates: 34°25′N 73°06′E / 34.41°N 73.1°E / 34.41; 73.1
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Capital Battagram
Established July 1993[citation needed]
 • MNA Qari Muhammad Yousuf (2013-Present)
 • Total 1,301 km2 (502 sq mi)
Elevation 1,038 m (3,406 ft)
 • Density 236/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC5)
Zip/Postal Code 21040
Area code(s) 0997
Number of Tehsils 2

Battagram (Urdu: ضلع بٹگرام; Pashto: ضلع بټګرام) is a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It has a total land area of 1301 square kilometres.


Battagram obtained the status of district in July 1993 when it was upgraded from a Tehsil and separated from Mansehra District. Before Battagram obtained the status of district, it was a Tehsil of the Mansehra District. It has geographical borders with Kohistan District, the Tribal Area of Kala Dhaka (Black Mountain of Hazara), Shangla District and Malakand Division. The district consists of two sub-divisions or Tehsils, containing 20 in total. Union Councils:[1]

Tehsil No. of Unions Name of Unions
Allai Tehsil 8 Banna, Bateela, Batkul, Biari, Jambera, Pashto, Rashang and Sakargah
Batagram Tehsil 12 Ajmera, Banian, Battagram, Batamori, Gijbori, Kuza Banda, Paimal Sharif, Peshora, Rajdhari, Shumlai, Thakot and Trand

The district is represented in the provincial assembly by two MPAs from its constituencies PF-59 (Battagram-1) and PF-60 (Battagram-2).[2]

Earthquake 2005[edit]

Battagram was one of the areas affected by the Pakistan earthquake of October 8, 2005[3] when more than 4,500 people were killed and approximately 35,000 were injured. Many residents of the area were rendered homeless and without shelter. Since October 8, 2005, the NGOs and the governmental organization Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority have been engaged in reconstruction work but as of 2009, the reconstruction work is not completed. In some cases residents have rebuilt houses themselves.


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